Banking traineeship adds up

BUNDABERG High School student Taylor O'Grady is only just starting Year 11, but she is already on her way to a career in banking with the help of the Indigenous School Based Traineeship program.

Taylor is completing a two-year traineeship at the Commonwealth Bank's Bundaberg branch where she is learning banking skills that will help her get work as a teller after school.

"I'm hoping to achieve a job here when I leave school," she said.

"I love it. It's really good."

Taylor has been working full shifts over the school holidays and will spend one day a week training at the bank once she returns to her school studies this year.

Counting money and computer training are just two of the skills Taylor will possess once her traineeship is complete.

She said her time at the bank was all about "getting to know everything and getting to know how a bank industry works".

Taylor, who enjoys maths, said she was glad she applied for the traineeship.

"It was an open school offer for the indigenous kids in grades 9 and 10 and I thought it'd be good."



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